Paperback, 56 pages ISBN: 9781848422636Publication Date:
19 Apr 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 56 pages ISBN: 9781780011790Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
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First Staged:
This version: Galway Arts Festival, 2011; National Theatre, London, 2012


By Enda Walsh

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A virtuosic study of one man's descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland.

Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows that jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O'Leary enslaves his lovely mother, and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt.

It is down to Thomas, with God on his shoulder, to save this sinful place. But the townsfolk are not listening, an angel is misbehaving and a barking dog will not be silenced. Just how far will Thomas go in his quest for salvation?

Misterman was first performed by Enda Walsh in a Corcadorca Theatre Company production at the Granary Theatre in Cork in April 1999, directed by Pat Kiernan.

A revised version was produced by Landmark Productions and Galway Arts Festival, and performed at the Black Box Theatre, Galway, as part of the Galway Arts Festival, in July 2011.

This edition of the revised play was published alongside the production at the National Theatre, London, in 2012, directed by the playwright, starring Cillian Murphy.

Misterman is also available in the volume Enda Walsh Plays: One.

Press Quotes

'A fantastic, whirring monologue of small town life and flickering faith... a ninety-minute rollercoaster, kaleidoscopic in mood and construction, a perfectly realised stage poem'


'A terrific study of religious mania, loneliness and longing. It really rocks'

Arts Desk
Paperback,56 pages ISBN: 9781848422636Publication Date:
19 Apr 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,56 pages ISBN: 9781780011790Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Enda Walsh:

Roald Dahl's The Twits
The Small Things
My Friend Duplicity
Enda Walsh Plays: One
misterman (2001 edition)
Medicine & The Same: two plays
Once: The Musical
The Walworth Farce
Enda Walsh Plays: Two
The Same
Lynndie's Gotta Gun
Room 303
Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin
The New Electric Ballroom
A Girl's Bedroom
Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics
The Ginger Ale Boy
bedbound & misterman: two plays
How These Desperate Men Talk
Disco Pigs
Sucking Dublin

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